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The Cartoon Network series Steven Universe is an adventure show about a boy with super powers derived from an interstellar gemstone in his belly. But in many ways it’s also a coming-of-age story about a young man growing up and trying to find his place in the world. In this episode we discussing how Steven’s empathic superpowers function as a subversion of traditional boy hero tropes.
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A full text transcript is available here: http://popculturedetective.agency/2016/the-subversive-boyhood-of-steven-universe
• 11:12 Hans Tseng's beautiful "Homeworld Gems" print at the offical Cartoon Network Exhibition:
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